Saturday, June 4

‘WONDER GIRL’ and Other Golf Titles

THE GOLF BOOKS HAVE BEEN piling up beside my armchair, as well as in my email inbox. So let’s run through some of them.

WONDER GIRL: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
By Don Van Natta Jr.
A fresh, engaging biography of the greatest female athlete of all time who also was one of the original founders of the LPGA. Babe’s game and star power gave the women’s tour a fighting chance in the early days and later assured its place in golf. I have a personal connection with the author and will write more about this fine book in the coming days. More

GOLF LIST MANIA! The Most Authoritative and Opinionated Ranking of the Best and Worst of the Game
By Leonard Shapiro and Ed Sherman
Foreword by Jim Nantz. An entertaining and informative book of original golf lists about the players, events and moments that have shaped the game. Shapiro and Sherman are veteran sportswriters. More

Let There Be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s year in America’s Garden of Golf
By Zachary Michael Jack
The author’s personal quest to experience all things Pebble Beach. Jack is a former newspaper sports editor who teaches literary sportswriting at an Illinois college. More

Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’s Legendary Caddie Master
By Tripp Bowden
(Now in paperback.) A former Augusta National caddie recounts the invaluable life lessons he learned from the late Freddie Bennett, the fabled club’s legendary caddie master. More

How to Line Up Your Fourth Putt
By Bobby Rusher
A humorous guide to the game of golf. Also billed as 42 ways to improve your golf game without taking a lesson. More

THE ART OF THE SWING: Short Game Swing Sequencing Secrets That Will Improve Your Total Game in 30 Days
By Stan Utley
Short-game guru Stan Utley introduces groundbreaking new instructional methods. More

PLAY YOUR BEST GOLF NOW: Discover VISION54’s 8 Essential Playing Skills
By Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson
A holistic coaching method offered as a refreshing alternative to today’s other coaching methods. More

The Caddie Who Won The Masters
By John Coyne
A 49-year-old amateur’s “Field of Dreams” quest in the modern-day Masters Tournament at famed Augusta National. Review / Excerpt

−The Armchair Golfer

1 comment:

New York Synthetic Turf said...

I am a huge underdog person, I love to root for the underdog, these seem like definite must reads... thanks for the info...